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The V Secondary Popular Sewer Air Race will be officially presented, which will be held next Sunday, February 25, with departure and finish in our city (14/02/2018)

Today, at the Sewer Air Base, the chief colonel of the same, Francisco Javier Fernandez, has officially presented the V Secondary Air Base Popular Race, which in just a few days, next Sunday, February 25, we will have in its fifth edition, a very special test for our municipality.

In the presentation carried out this morning in said Base, the Mayor of Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía Gómez, was present, together with the mayoress-pedáneo of Sangonera la Seca, Cati Carrillo and the communication director of the Federation of Athletics of the Region of Murcia (FAMU), Adrián Bonache, as well as the executive director of the Race, the lieutenant colonel, José Pablo Aldama, who informed the attendees of all the details of this sporting event.

The councilor for Sports and Youth, Antonio Martínez Griñán, and other members of the Municipal Corporation also attended.

The starting and finishing area will be in the main street, at the height of the Adolfo Suárez square, as in these last editions, it will be the center of attention of this event organized by the Sewer Air Base with the close collaboration of the Department of Sports of the Town Hall of Sewer, the district of Sangonera la Seca and the Athletics Federation of the Region of Murcia, and as in previous editions, the benefits obtained from it will go to two charity associations, non-profit, in this occasion for AFES (Mental Health Association of Murcia and Regions), the Pure Heart Association, created for care and intervention, advocacy and representation in childhood and adolescent age with disability and / or mental illness and for the Spanish Red Cross.

The start of this V Secondary Air Base Popular Race will be at 10 o'clock in the morning, with trophies to be delivered at twelve o'clock.

In the Region of Murcia two events of this type, already consolidated, are organized by Units of the Armed Forces, such as the Cross of the Artillery (by the Antiaircraft Artillery Regiment 73, of the Army) and the Route of the Fortresses. (by the Marine Infantry School "General Albacete y Fuster", of the Navy).

Being in 2014 when the Air Base Sewer, Air Force, organized the I Half Marathon and 10 K "Sewer Air Base".

The race, like the previous ones, has a popular character and is open to any runner or runner, federated or not, born in the year 2000 and before.

It has two distances, one of 14.1 km. (Exit street in Calle Mayor, turn by Hero towards the Avda. Príncipe, turn right towards Sangonera la Seca, by the Ejercito del Aire roundabout, where the Aviocar to get to the streets of the hamlet of Murcia, return to the rotary direction of Ejercito del Aire and turn right towards Parque Industrial Oeste, to enter the Air Base through the well-known door of El Palmar, passing through the airstrip itself , as well as the take-off and landing runway, exit by the "mattress" of parachuting launches, to the avenue of Sangonera la Verde and take again our main street, for the arrival to the finish line) and 5 km. (Exit and Meta in Calle Mayor, turn for Hero towards the Avda. Príncipe, turn again for calle Mayor through the roundabout Ejercito del Aire, where the Aviocar is exposed to reach the finish line).

The test is included in the official calendar of the "Region of Murcia Challenge 2018" of the FAMU.

All registrations can be made through the Carrera website, at, until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 11 euros for federated members and 13 euros for non-federated members.

This morning, with eight days to go until the registration closes, the registrants have more than 1,200 runners and it is expected to reach 1,700 or up to that limit of 2,000 runners.

If everything proceeds normally, the first runner of 5 km is expected.

reach the goal about 16 minutes, while the first of the 14 km. the estimated time is about 45 minutes.

The bibs will be available at the DECATHLON shopping center (in the Parque Empresarial Oeste, next to the Air Base and Alcantarilla-El Palmar Highway) on Friday 23 (from 12:00 to 13:30 and from 17:00 to 21:30 hours) and Saturday, February 24 (from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.), while the day of the test, on Sunday the 25th, may be picked up at 8 Adolfo Suárez square. : 00 to 9:40 hours, being required to present ID or identity document, or authorization in writing or telematics, with the aforementioned FAMU card to qualify for said discount.

Remember that the number can not be bent or manipulated because it has attached the timing chip.

The Sewer Air Base organized in May 2014 for the first time a popular race, a half marathon that had two thousand participants, also commemorating the 75th anniversary of the creation of the Air Force, maintaining this commitment to popular athletics organizing this race popular.

This year several celebrations, on the one hand the 70th anniversary of the First Parachute Jump and the Military School of Parachuting "Méndez Parada", the 40th anniversary of the Air Force Parachute Patrol of the Air Force (PAPEA), but also, as indicated by the mayor of Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía, the corridors to the passage of the almost two kilometers, will have to our left our Museum of the Kitchen garden, that this year, the next March 11, celebrates its 50 anniversary.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Alcantarilla

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